For those who are curious, this is what is happening. On Friday of next week, March 12, we are leaving on a five week road trip across this great country of ours and then back again, taking two different routes and seeing as much as we can see. We were in our 20's when we moved to Twentynine Palms and I have not driven (or ridden) back across the country since then. The Joe's have, but only twice, and both times quickly. We've decided it is time to take our time and really see the things we want to see. We'll be taking the southern most route going, with nightly stops at least every 300 miles and maybe even more frequently. When we see somewhere we want to stop and visit, we'll do that. We want to stop in Tombstone, Arizona, visit caves in New Mexico, see the Alamo in San Antonio, visit New Orleans, see the mountains in Carolina, and Tennesee, visit Paducah, Kentucky (every quilter's dream) and many more places. The fact that we get to see relatives and friends is an added bonus. Just be aware that we are not going to be long in any one place, and if we happen to miss you, please do not be offended. We do have a five week time limit and want to pack as much as possible into those five weeks. We intend to head towards to Florida first and spend a couple of days in Gainesville/Cedar Key and a couple of days in the Amelia Island area. Then it will be up to South Georgia because after all, it will be turkey season and Joe is nothing if not a hunter first and foremost. Then on through Georgia and we'll figure it out from there. We should be in Florida somewhere around the beginning of spring.
You will be able to follow us as I plan to post pictures and narratives here as we travel. That is if I get the new laptop up and running between now and then. It has Windows 7 and I have to get everything transferred to it and adjust to the new format. I'm sure I'll be okay with it.
Today the sun is shining and the skies are clear here in the desert. Jim the painter and his helper are working on the new fascia boards that were installed with the new roof. It is the only day this week that I have at home so I plan to work on the new laptop. My cold is still hanging on and kept me awake for over an hour coughing in the middle of the night last night. Why is it being so stubborn? I'm following all the recommendations of 3 different doctors and nothing is helping. Oh well, it can only last for so long, right?
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